I’m not sure what we were thinking agreeing to do a boot-camp with all of the holidays pounding down our door, but here we are. Surrounded by chocolate and candy and sweet treats… all while sticking to meal plans and exercise.
And, for me anyway, Halloween is only a little issue… the “big one” is coming up soon too and that is Thanksgiving. But for now, it is bypassing all of the chocolate that is in my path… and chocolate is a weakness.
There are tons of things “fall related” that can be stumbling blocks… Cooler temps mean more baggy clothes for one – sweat pants, sweaters, etc. It’s easier to notice when the weight creeps up when it’s hotter than Hades and you are wearing shorts and t-shirts… but when you are bundled up… well, that’s a different story.
With Fall, typically comes cooler temps and more rain. At least here. So easy to make excuses for not being active… Of course, Jenny is helping with that by sharing some awesome tips for a healthier life and is doing so outside!
I notice I cook differently in the fall & winter than I do in the summer and spring too. In the spring and summer it gets HOT here in Texas, so turning on the stove or oven is frowned upon. In the winter however, comfort foods call my name.
That said, as a family, we are all working together to find new ways to take old favorites and make them better for us. Along the way, I’m even teaching my mom about portion sizes. (and I never thought I’d teach HER anything!)
Case in point. The other night I was making dinner. This dinner doesn’t have a name really, it was just a Grip Ton (technical measurement of course) of veggies thrown into a cast iron skillet. Mom wanted this served over some pasta she picked up but was worried that there wasn’t enough pasta for us all. Since I made and dished up dinner, not only was I able to portion dinner out correctly, but at the end of the meal, mom even realized she was satisfied. Not stuffed, but satisfied and that lead to a whole conversation about portions.
We’ve said a million times that you can’t out train a bad diet and I’m really glad that I get to share what I’m learning with my family.
So on with the Stats…
Starting Weight: 318.4 lbs.
Difference from Last Week: -2.4 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 24.4 lbs.
Percentage of Body Weight Lost to Date: 7.6%
Starting Weight: 262.5 lbs.
Difference from Last Week: -1 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 12 lbs.
Percentage of Body Weight Lost to Date: 4.6%
What do you find hurts or helps your weight loss with Fall upon us? Any Tips to help us stay on track through the holidays?? We want to know!!!